Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kona Cotton Solids | 30 Quilts For 30 Years + Giveaway!


Earlier this summer, I was contacted by the awesome folks of Robert Kaufman fabrics and asked to take part in a special celebration of Kona Solids. You all know how much I LOVE working with solids, so I quickly jumped on board! Starshine is a modified version of my first Fresh Mini Quilt Club design, Starburst. Starshine finishes at 80" x 80" and features sixteen beautiful Kona Solids -- you can get the exact list of fabrics used here!


The Premium White solid used for the background has quickly become a new favorite. Remind me to stock up! Sarah Wilson from Crinkle Love machine quilted the Starshine quilt with fabulous geometric design that pulls the whole design together!  I really wanted the focus of this design to be on those color saturated stars, so I used the white for the binding too. This was a first for me but I am super happy with the results!


Purchase the Starshine pattern here!


Head on over to the Robert Kaufman site to check out all the other quilts & talented designers featured in this Kona Cotton Solids | 30 Quilts For 30 Years Celebration. There are so many great quilts -- I especially like Spectrum from Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts!




Here's the complete blog hop schedule! 

Week 1:
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

How about a GIVEAWAY? Robert Kaufman fabrics is offering one lucky reader a Summer '13 charm pack! 



TO ENTER: Leave a comment with your favorite Kona Cotton Solid color! I'll choose & announce a winner tomorrow morning at 10 AM CST. International readers welcome, too!

Good luck!

127 comments:

  1. My new favorite is "Lipstick"!

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  2. I love TOMATO- such a happy color!

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  3. I think the color name is petal pink.

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  4. I have to pick just one? It's a tie between Azure and Ice Frappe, they remind me of sea glass.

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  5. I love Spruce. It is so pretty and reminds me of the tree that used to be in my grandmother's backyard when I was a kid.

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  6. Love any of Kona's colors especially the blues.

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  7. So many choices... I love Clover... I just love saturated emerald colors. So beautiful!

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  8. I love petal pink! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  9. My favorite is HELIOTROPE. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  10. To many to choose just one! I do like yellow though so I'm going to say 'Sunflower'
    Thank you for the chance! My favorite pattern yet....

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  11. HI, my favorite is "Robin Egg Blue"!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. I just bought some and I haven't taken the time to match up which is which, but the greens--kiwi, fern, apple are pretty amazing. Together with some of those oranges too... somehow, someway, those are going to partner up in my next quilt. (molly jean brown at yahoo) Thanks!

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  13. I love water. It is such a pretty shade of blue.

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  14. Loving cerise! But really loving all these saturated colors!

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  15. currently obsessed with Watermelon

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  16. I love all the pinks!! Love your quilt!!

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  17. Heliotrope is my current favorite color of Kona cotton.

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  18. I use Snow the most, but Watermelon would have to be one of my favorite colors. Your quilt is beautiful, I love star quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. love all their colors but mostly use white

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  20. I'm new to quilting, and I'd love to make something with Kona colors! I think my favorite may be Valentine.

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  21. I always lean toward the blues, especially Riviera.

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  22. I love the shade of Oasis. Thanks! So many beautiful colors to choose from.

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  23. Robin Egg is my current favorite.

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  24. love all those colours would love to make something nice with it. Love your quilts

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  25. Wow, wow and wow! Beautiful quilts and the colours are so rich and vibrant too! My favorite colour is Merlot (which happens to be my favorite wine too!!)

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  26. Love the colors. I'll have to remember the white binding tip. I really love "Jade Green".

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  27. I love Magenta! carolann427@aol.com

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  28. Snow is my very favourite but I would love to own all the colours.

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  29. My favorite is a blue called Copen. I keep buying it for different projects, I really should make it a focal point of a quilt someday! shebec03 at gmail dot com

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  30. You really made your stars "burst" by keeping the star the same color as your background! You did a beautiful job with your quilt!!! Congratulations!
    My favorite color today is the great background color ASH, #K001-1007.

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  31. Heliotrope is my favourite, but I love them all - I have a charm pack of blues, green and purples!

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  32. I like bright colors and these one are very bright

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  33. Teal for me. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  34. I would have to say Lagoon is my favorite Kona solid,but like a lot of the new ones.

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  35. Love love love COLOR - today's fav is Magenta!

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  36. Love that those turquoise colors.

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  37. I love Snow. You can not find a better white.

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  38. Almost impossible to choose just one. Bluegrass?

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  39. One of my favorites is 'canary.' Every quilt needs a little yellow, doesn't it?

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  40. Aqua or any of the other tropical blues!

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  41. I know the person above me also named Kona Aqua as her favorite, but it absolutely is mine too!

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  42. I always gravitate to the greens - especialy Grass green or Peapod. I also love Silver and Iron.

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  43. I have recently purchased several Kona colors but I think Goldfish is my favorite today! Thank you!

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  44. I want to make a quilt out of the Turquoise and Purple shades. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. My favorite is Glacier. I love deep blues.

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  46. I keep trying to name a different favorite for each blog stop. this is not hard, since I love them all.Basil is my favorite of all the greens. And I love this quilt!!

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  47. Breakers is my favorite Kona Solid. W/the new bunch just released, I also love Astral.
    Your ROYGBIV Colors are beautiful in your quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  48. My favorite would have to be persimmon. Or nightfall. So hard to choose!

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  49. Goldfish, I think! :) MMMMM would love these solids. I love both quilts pictured here. NEVER thought of doing white binding!

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  50. Peapod is one of my MANY favorites! Love the star quilt.

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  51. If I picked based on what I use the most, it would be white. However, what makes me smile is Oasis.

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  52. I love Pomegranate! And Kona White!!

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  53. Breakers and Pomegranate are my favorite

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  54. It's so hard to choose a favorite, but I do love Pond!

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  55. I love all Kona colors, but spruce is one of my favorites. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  56. My favorite is Canary. Yellow is so bright and cheerful. Thanks

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  57. Oh there are so many of them among my top favs!, to name a few: aqua, chartreuse, school bus, chinese red, cerise........and the list goes on

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  58. I use a ton of white do the white Kona solid is my fav!

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  59. It's so hard to choose one. Today I'm going with watermelon. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. Ok too many I love! Snow watermelon mustard....

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  61. Robin egg blue is the current favorite! But I use a lot of white and snow too.

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  62. I use white and snow the most.

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  63. Magenta or any of the purples.

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  64. I love petal but I seem to use snow more than anything. It's really hard trying to pick a favorite, I really love them all! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  65. My favourite colour is Snow.
    wlinda_ca at yahoo com

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  66. Oh no, no favorites! I love Silver and Papaya.

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  67. I love snow, I know it's boring but it's essential and makes all other colors pop even more! tiko_84@hotmail.com

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  68. I would have to say snow or ash. I use these two the most.

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  69. I've been loving warm tones lately and TORCH absolutely hits the spot! So yummy!

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  70. I like the greys. Probably ash. That flying geese makes me swoon!

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  71. I love Snow, but lipstick is a great one too.

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  72. Really? I mean there are dozens upon dozens that I love. Since I'm a pink person, I'll put Bright Pink at the top of the list.

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  73. Love them Alllll!!! lol But really love "Cabbage"...great color/shade of green!

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  74. I've found so many uses for Kona Raisin. White, Snow and Pepper are ones I use a lot of. Your Starshine quilt is GORGEOUS!!

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  75. So hard to choose just one... but I'm currently addicted to Kona Silver for all my neutral grey needs! :)

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  76. Love Kona White. But my favorite is Banana. It is such a soft, buttery yellow and so warm. It plays so nicely with other colors!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Doing a quilt with a lot of gray tones so right now my favoite is ash.

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  78. How to chose... ;0) but I love PEONY...always:0)

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  79. So many gorgeous colors but my favorite is Aqua, I use it so often, really works well as a background for baby quilts.

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  80. I would probably say Snow but to be honest I love Red. I truly like making Red and White quilts.

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  81. My favorite Kona color is Wasabi. When I first see it in person I was in heaven! This is just the best green I've ever seen:)

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  82. Love summer colourway! Wasabi looks best :)

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  83. My favorite color is the Snow. I use it a lot for sashing strip and borders. I also love reading your blog and follow you on Bloglovin.
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away! :)
    Tom
    tomdcranford@yahoo.com

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  84. Nightfall! I can't get over navy blue right now, and hope I never do :)

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  85. I love Oasis. The blues, teals, and greens always call to me :)
    Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  86. I fancy a bit of Wasabi. Thanks

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  87. My favorite is Olive. It's the green I use with every(!) project. Maybe too much (can you have too much green; I don't think so!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. Love all the shades on black, charcoal, greys! Mumbird3atgmail.com

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  89. I use white the most, but love the quality of all the solids!

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  90. Love rich red. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. Use a lot of snow...but love artichoke right now! Thanks!

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  92. My favorite is azure. It reminds me of the ocean.

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  93. All colors are my favorite, but I do love Wasabi!

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  94. I just found this fun Kona celebration - I tend to pick more natural colors. Thanks for the fun.

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  95. Capri, although Wasabi is pretty fun too.

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  96. K001-484 ASTRAL is definitely my favorite, I'm a blues kinda gal!

    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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